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Types Of Syphilis Tests

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false negative syphilis test

Dear Dr, is it harder to detect syphilis in a patient who has been HIV+ for 20 plus years and is very unwell. Also has type one diabetes and other med conditions.Are there any syphilis tests that can guarantee a correct diagnosis in an AIDS patient...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Syphilis EIA antibody tests, along with confirmatory treponemal antibody tests, can detect syphilis in someone with HIV infection for 20 years, even with immune deficiency.... Read more »

Conclusive syphilis testing for late infection

Dear Dr.HolodniyHope your doing well.I am kind of confused regarding testing for syphilis since i... Read more »

Types of HIV/STD tests

Dear Doctor, I had unprotected oral sex with a Korean prostitute while visiting Japan. I had a open... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Online-Mediated Syphilis Testing Shows Promise

Online-mediated syphilis testing is helping diagnose syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM), a new report suggests. The annual number of syphilis cases in Amsterdam increased from 35 to 240 between 1998 and 2004, according to Rik H.... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Tighter Screening and Follow-Up: Keys to Better Syphilis Care With HIV

Khalil G. Ghanem, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, STD/HIV/TB Clinical Services, Baltimore City Health Department Dr. Ghanem is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: Mobile Syphilis Testing Starts at 16 Sites Today

Today through Monday, free syphilis testing will be offered at 16 Memphis locations. The city, which has historically had high rates of the STD, ranked 10th among 63 metro areas in US syphilis statistics released in November. A coalition of local... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon: Men Urged to Get Tested as Syphilis Rates Rise

With Oregon syphilis rates reaching levels not seen in a decade, health workers in the Portland area are urging some men to get tested for the disease up to four times a year. The rise in syphilis cases is primarily among gay men age 35 and older... Read more »
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Types of test?

Posted by T_BOOGIE, 3 Replies
Does the type of test you take really make a difference, like besides the rapid test. I dont know what kind of test i took but the last one i took was negative. Does the type of test make that big of a difference? Read more »

Testing types

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was tested at a local health department. She pricked my finger and placed several blots of my blood on a sheet of paper. Will this "dry" sample be adequate?

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Types of test at 6 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a possible exposure 7 weeks ago. I have the option for a rapid test (I think they prick your finger and take a small sample) which takes 20 minutes. Will this be as accurate as an ELSA test at 7 weeks ? Read more »

small bump on upper penis...syphilis?

Posted by sparkplug, 2 Replies
Hello all....

six weeks ago....i got intimate with a guy i was kind of dating. We got naked, made out, and did some dry humping (nothing else). i did not notice sores on his penis, and we discussed STDs before doing anything, tho i know that... Read more »